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CBS
Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> disaster in japan. efforts to control that crippled nuclear power plant have failed. officials admit burying the reactors in cement may be the only option left. as japan remembers the devastating quake and tsunami that hit one week ago today, changing their country forever. >>> and the battle for libya. the u.n. security council gives the okay for international military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. but is it too little, too late? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the nuclear crisis in japan moves into its second week. and this morning, the head of the u.n.'s nuclear energy agency says japan is racing against the clock. here's the latest. engineers hope to reconnect electricity to at least two of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi power plant sometime today. but, it is unclear if any of the cooling systems will work. smoke is rising from reactor number 2, but officials don't know why. fire trucks are now being used to spray water on the plant, and att
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
'll have that coming up. three reactors with partial meltdowns in japan and the desperate attempt to stop the worst from happening. and there is breaking news at this hour. the united nations security council has voted to allow the u.n.'s member nations to take military action against libya. the vote opens the door for the united states to begin air strikes against libya at any time. the "new york times" reporting u.s. officials in the obama administration began to believe a no fly zone by itself would make no difference. these officials, "the times" reporting says began pushing for what's called a no drive zone, specifically the use of u.s. military air strikes to cut down gadhafi's ground forces to tanks and heavy artillery. the u.s. push for tonight's vote on the security council. the resolution approved 10-0 with five countries abstaining says that the u.n., quote, will take all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in libya including bin ghazi. if you're worried about u.s. ground forces going into libya, here is the next part of t
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 10:00am EDT
on the ground say these are the strongest that they have felt in days. the disaster in japan is reaching new levels escalating to what very likely could become a potential nuclear crisis. radiation from nuclear facilities is spreading after another explosion even japan's prime minister admitted there is a high risk of further leaking, but they insit right now that people should not panic and that the risk to citizens is still, to use their language, very low. some of the saddest images coming out of the town of minami-sanriku where the water poured into a hospital that now looks a lot more like a morgue. a nurse explained the water simply took everyone. 10,000 are feared dead across japan as a result of this the awful disaster. we do want to the focus on some of the hope, as well. five days after the quake and the tsunami, there still are amazing rescues taking place. some of them within the last several hours. today, both a man and woman survivors, and obviously the faces of hope, as well. >>> chris jansing, the host of this program "jansing and company" is in tokyo where she's following th
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> a new warning from japan's prime minister after another explosion and fire rocked daiichi power plant. >>> hello, 6:00 in the east, i'm christine romans. >> i'm kiran chetry. thanks for being with us. we are trying to dissect some of these new developments. it's very unclear exactly what is happening in japan. we do know there are growing health concerns due to another explosion at their nuclear power plant at daiichi. >> and as this unfolds, you have stock markets around the world plunging. japanese stock market down 10%, european markets down all very, very sharply. we'll continue to watch what that means in the united states where stocks here are also expected to open lower. >> and all of this fears of a nuclear crisis in japan and may be founded this morning. there are several new disturbing elements to tell you about. one the prime minister is admitting that radiation levels have reached levels that can "impact human health." what that exactly means, we still don't know this morning. everyone, though, within about 12 miles of the facility have been told to remain indoors. that's
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
in japan. this is new video of when the powerful tsunami hit. watch this. a tsunami wave swallowing up this town. water rushing over homes, sending them splintering into pieces. over on top of their buildings. homes ripped from their foundation sending down a river of destruction. that's awesome in its powerfulness to watch. fears of a nuclear meltdown after this explosion rocked the fukushima nuclear plants. they continue yet again today. good morning. good to have you along with us. welcome, allison. >> the images out of japan are jaw dropping. this is a buddhist temple rocking back and forth from the sheer jolt of the quake. rescue and relief efforts are now underway. millions of people are left without food, water and electricity for days. japanese officials near thousands of people may be dead. bill: we have julian from sendai in northern japan where the tsunami came onshore near this nuclear power plants. what's the latest from there? >> i have been down by the sendai airport watching the japanese military collecting body parts from the paddy fields around the airport. the power
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 1:00pm EDT
>>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," president obama promising full support to japan as it tries to avert nuclear disaster and cope with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in wake of friday's deadly quake. this hour, can a nuclear meltdown be avoided? engineers are more troubled today than ever about that crippled nuclear react or. we talk with congressman ed markey sounding the alarm for stricter safeguards. >>> experts say the big one is coming to california. are the officials there ready. >>> in libya gadhafi forces expand strikes against rebels on the front. secretary of state hillary clinton arrives in paris to talk with european counterparts about imposing a no-fly zone. >>> labor fight. is the challenge over bargaining rights about to head to court? >>> i'm norah o'donnell live in washington. andrea is on assignment. we begin in japan where the humanitarian disaster is compounded by the potential for a nuclear nightmare. 250,000 doses of iodine are being distributed to evacuees as a defense to radiation. it follows explosions at two nuclear reactors, a third is
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
and thousands more may still be buried and japan's economy is reeling. overnight the nikkei index has lost 10% of its value. since this time yesterday. explosions, fires, a possible meltdown in several of the reactors. even nuclear experts say this crisis is rapidly descending into unchartered territory. we are joined by stan grant in tokyo. what is going on now, stan? what exactly is the japanese government saying? >> reporter: carol, this takes twists and turns almost by the hour, let alone by the day. let me focus in on two things that occurred today. an explosion in the number two reactor. there are concerns this may have caused some damage to the containment vessel and that is important in the case of a full meltdown because that is the last line of defense in keeping in the nastier radiation inside the plant and not seeping into the atmosphere. a fire then in reactor number four. what appears to have happened in this disabled reactor so much heat generated that a pool of water in which there was spent fuel rods evaporated. the fuel rods according to an trs company here may have ignited
CBS
Mar 12, 2011 6:00am EST
>>> coming up next on eyewitness news, deadly disaster, new concerns of a nuclear meltdown in japan, while that country is still reeling from yesterday's powerful earthquake. >>> many marylanders wait to hear from loved ones in the devastation after the historic earthquake in japan. i'm weijia jiang, hear their story next. >>> game advocates thought 2011 would be their year. we'll explain what is standing in the way of legalizing same-sex marriage. >>> the skies are clear this morning, could we see some warmer weather on the horizon soon? meteorologist tim williams a the answer in his first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> we are getting a look at the scope of the devastation in japan this morning, as a massive rescue effort is underway to find survivors of the disaster that rocked the entire pacific. good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this saturday, i'm gigi barnett. we'll have more on the situation in a moment, but first. >> good morning to you. those pictures and this whole situation is as fascinating as it is horrible. it's one of
KRON
Mar 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of japan. >>reporter: according to japan's chief secretary, at current radiation levels detected in not pose an immediate health risk to citizens. evacuation orders are in effect and fear is widespread. >> this accident is not a problem restrictiorestricted tor area i asked people japan to recognize this as a national problem. >>reporter: they're still trying to grasp the magnitude of last friday's historic disaster. if the rescue and recovery continues as the number of dead and missing nears 15,000. rescue crews are still hopeful of finding survivors. there's still plenty of opportunity for us to find it lives. >>reporter: that effort is being hampered by freezing temperatures and snow. as a precaution the u.s. embassy in tokyo is recommending that americans who live within 50 mi. of the nuclear plant evacuate. in washington, samantha hayes. >>pam: dr. alan hanson, with the institute for international studies in stamford joins us tonight to answer some of the questions and concerns people have. thank you for joining us. if it is true, the u.s. government hasn't been confirmed by
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 8:00am EDT
going without tonight here in japan. obviously the radiation concerns continue to mount. what exactly will happen with those nuclear reactors? and what does it mean for people living in japan and around the world? we'll certainly try to continue to investigate and bring you more answers as we get them. thanks for watching a very special edition of "sgmd" from japan. much more cnn right after the break. >>> well, we've got more cnn for you right now. and we have some fast-moving developments in libya this morning. the picture you're seeing is of a fighter jet being shot down. this comes as pro-government forces now are pounding the rebel stronghold of benghazi. this happens as a defiant moammar gadhafi warns the world that any interference comes with severe consequences. and from japan this morning, reports that a week's worth of radiation leaks from severely damaged reactors have now led to contaminated tap water, milk, and food. president obama monitoring both global hot spots from brazil this morning. we will have a live report. >>> from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, t
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> four days into an epic disaster. a growing crisis in japan triggering worldwide concern. new explosions shaking japan's crippled nuclear industry all while hundreds of bodies begin washing up onshore. the horror is unimaginable. >>> and thanks for being with us on this monday, march 14th, it's 6:00 a.m. here on the east coast, 7:00 p.m. in tokyo. we're following the developments of this unfolding catastrophe in japan. >> the tsunami's fury in japan becoming clearer this morning. a new day brings new fears of a nuclear disaster now. overnight, another explosion at the fukushima nuke particular plant. radiation levels were detected. this is being called the greatest hardship there since world war ii. hundreds of thousands of people in need. there are long lines at gas stations and at food stores, people are waiting and waiting. there is a shortage of food and water this morning. >>> also, an overwhelming sense of despair as we said, bodies washing up onshore, the number of dead continuing to mount, and also the financial cost. losses from the quake and tsunami could total $100
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 4:00am EDT
) you heard people saying what's happening in japan so far is worse than three mile island, but not as bad as chernobyl, well, okay. it is good to understand that, but it is also good to understand that there's a lot of room between the consequences of three mile island and chernobyl. not just the magnitude and type of accidents themselves, but the consequences of those accidents. how much radioactivity was released, and what it did to people. the on-going crisis in japan is about trying to minimize the amount of radiation that's going to be released from the reactors at daiichi. understanding the difference between this disaster and previous nuclear disasters is empirical. it is understandable even if you're not a physicist. i certainly am not. we have six reactors in japan together at daiichi. three of them, numbers one, two, and three were on, were producing power when the earthquake hit. they automatically shut down, now it has been a matter of keeping enough water flowing into the cooling systems of the reactors to keep the hot radioactive fuel rods covered up so they
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00pm EDT
countries like japan -- excuse me -- china and india. there is not a lot of overlap in those the use -- those views. you have an opportunity to agree with steve and me to come back where we can -- to come back to where we can get things done. you can make the case in a practical sense of what difference transit and your investment has made in your community, what difference it makes in terms of the fabric of the community, the environment, being able to deal with social equity. you have a case to make. i am proud of what we have done in portland, oregon over the last 30 years. transit made it possible for portland to be the nation's most popular european city. there is a joke about young people going there to retire. but the quality of life is good enough that people feel like they are retiring. we have an opportunity to stress in our downtown, our neighboring community. we give people transportation choices. there has been spectacular re- investment that would not have been possible had it not been for transit. we need you to advocate for what transit means to you now and what it wi
FOX News
Mar 15, 2011 4:00pm EDT
than 300 points in early trading today and it's recovered about half of that over concerns that japan, questions whether they factored in the nuclear disaster here and neil will bring us context and perspective and i'll see you tonight 7 eastern, 6 central on the fox report. until then, good night from japan. it was bad. welcome, everyone, i am neil cavuto and it has gone nuclear. experts saying, today, there is evidence of a breach at one of the damaged reactors. it is raising fears that more radioactive material could be released. japan now considering using helicopters to pump water on the damaged reactors in a desperate bid to school down the fuel rods. 140,000 people living near the reactors are being told to seal themselves inside their homes. reports today radiation levels are ten times normal. just 15 miles from tokyo. and people are looking to get the heck out. a lot more on all of this with donald trump who says this panic is justified. first, to the corner of wall and broad on if the panic on wall street is justified. what do you think? >>guest: the market has put on a good
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
to start leaving japan, they can. >> wolf blitzer traveling with the secretary of state, thank you so much. we know that american companies have already started doing this, getting their employees out, moving their employees and their families in some cases and people who have been working in tokyo, now working in other cities further south, getting their families out of the country. we know companies have started doing this. >> many in the airport trying to get out. that does it for us. >> "cnn newsroom" with carol costello starts right now. >> happy st. patrick's day day to you guys, too. 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west. helicopters and fire trucks move in and pour water on an overheating reactor site. the latest desperate attempt to reduce radiation levels at the damaged nuclear plant and, so far, it appears to be failing. >>> the u.s. begins vaticevacua families of diplomatic staff and help other americans get out of the area as well. >>> in the meantime, the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami is rising yet again. the latest numbers, more than 5,400 people
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
that before heading out for a tour of brazil. the president has been tracking the nuclear crisis in japan. we are tracking it as well. crews are drilling holes in several reactors to release pressure. now, abnormal radiation is detected in food near the plant. hello to you. this is "cnn saturday morning." good to be back with you. united nations call for a cease-fire not close to being observed now. massive explosions. moammar gadhafi forces are firing on that city. benghazi, you have been hearing that name for several weeks. it's the heart of the ob ration. we are in benghazi with government forces. >> caller: it seems as if gadhafi's forces began air assault over benghazi in the early morning hours here. they say it was fierce. at 8:45, we saw a plane overhead appearing to be heading south. around 9:10, one of our team witnessed a jet, a fighter jet, fall out of the sky in flames. we have since then spoken to an opposition fighter who told us that was one of their own aircraft they were sending out to try to stop, bring a stop to gadhafi's military assault on this very, very critical city.
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 11:00am EDT
. hi, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. the watching and waiting continues in japan where the devastation continues, and the big question remains how dangerous is the radiation leaking from that country's nuclear plants in we're going to cover things from all angles. officials in japan say there's no plans to expand the evacuation around the crippled fukushima daiichi plant. there's now a crew of 300 people working in shifts trying desperately to contain the radiation. robert bazzell is nbc news chief science and environment correspondent, he joins us now. >> well, thomas, it's bad, because it's out of control. there has not been a major radiation leak yet outside of the workers inside -- the government today set only one of the workers had receive what could be considered a medically significant amount of radiation. so there has yet to be any significant rad yags leak, according to the officials. the problem is at least 4 of the 6 reactors are out of control in some way or another, and they could explode or melt or release large amounts of radiation into the environment, and that's the b
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
time for the community on the northeast coast of japan. >> thanks, anna. it's a desperately worrying time for them. >>> now with more from japan, here's anderson cooper with "ac 360" live in japan. >> piers, thanks very much. we're live for the next two hours from japan. some fast moving developments to tell you about. not only is the death toll just raised, it's going to go higher, and search and rescue operations are underway. there's breaking news tonight, a developing nuclear scare that seems to be getting more serious by the hour. new explosion at the puke seem fukushima power station. this happened in the number two reactor. it may have damaged the reactor's containment vessel. units one and three had explosions saturday as well as yesterday morning. 11 people were injured yesterday, now there are three overheating reactors to be concerned about. all three have been rocked by explosions. all three are in danger of melting down completely. the possible outcome is a three mile island situation. three mile island times three. the worst case scenario obviously. the nightmare scenar
NBC
Mar 20, 2011 9:00am PDT
discussion without addressing japan first. this is a show that is pretaped before the sunday morning time slot, so things may have changed. >> yes. >> but assuming things are progressing, what do we know economically about what this is going to mean? >> well, the two key aspects about japan and its relationship to the united states, one is on the output of production site. the semiconductors, so many of the components that go into automobiles and high-tech goods come from japan, are put into u.s. products and then shipped globally. the second aspect is the financial aspect. japan is a major buyer of u.s. financial assets, particularly u.s. treasuries, and they are a major capital exporter. so, what has bothered people recently is that japan's semiconductor production has been hit as well as their willingness to finance global investment. they've pulled back. a lot of that money is coming back into japan. it strengthened the yen relative to the dollar, but it also has a bias on interest rates. >> explain that to me. i wrote that down. the yen rose to new highs as economists expected funds
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
't believe the velocity of the huge stories. first and foremost in japan. >> we start with the latest on the devistration in japan. there is another major exexplosion in fukushima, wrap jap. water levels are far enough allow to partially showing the rods. sparking fears of another melt down. >> and bodies have been found in mlyangi. >> stock tock closed down over there six percent. >> u.s. naval forces are moving away from japan over fears of troops exposed to dangerous radiation particularly on the uss regan. >> rescue relief remains top priority but thousands of people are evacuated near the fukushima nuclear plant. if you look at it. second hydrogen explosion to rock the plant and the massive cloud of smoke is carrying radioactive conitalination and that is a concern for the u.s. naval ship providing humanitarian assistance. that affects uss ronald reagan a hundred miles from the plant. they detected low levels of radiation and prompted the ship to move further out to sea. in fact, the commander of the fleet. vice admiral, reveals that the ships are being temporarily repositioned a
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 11:00am EDT
. >> thanks. >>> all right, it is march 17, and of course japan has been bombarded or -- has bombarded a crippled nuclear plant with water, a desperate attempt to cool nuclear fuel rods. helicopters donned 30 tons of sea water, but wind scattered much of it. radiation levels actually rose. a few hours later, fire trucks hosed down the plant with little success. officials will keep trying. >>> crews hope to restore electricity to the nuclear complex. maybe within a matter of hours. that could power generators for the cooling system to keep nuclear fuel rods covered in water, but even if electricity is restored, the plant's water pumps may have been damaged by the sea water that was dumped. >>> and a new earthquake hit japan a few hours ago. seismologists say it had a preliminary magnitude of 5.8. dr. sanjay gupta was reporting live on cnn when the quake struck. >> reporter: we're feeling an aftershock right now. i'll tell -- i don't know if you saw that, but things moving around a bit on us even as i'm talking to you. these aftershocks have come quite frequently. it's still continuing h
FOX News
Mar 17, 2011 1:00am EDT
.s. nuclear watchdog is saying get out because it is getting worse. japan is consumed with enormous uncertainty. is there going to be a met down? nothing is looking encouraging. the u.s. and japan are with each other how close we are to a meltdown. u.s. nuclear agency is urging americans to stay 50 miles from the fukushima nuclear power plant. at home, the president is under attack by some for what he was doing today. unveiling his march madness draft picks. more on that later. first, extremely high. u.s. nuclear regulatory commission warning of extremely high radiation levels. so bad that right now u.s. forces have been directed not to go near fukushima. americans have been told to keep 50 miles away. that's more than double than what the japanese had been warned. the eu energy commissioner says practically everything is out of control. will this crisis be contained? no one knows. we know there is white smoke bursting out of fukushima and it is unexplained. and the u.s. says the water that was supposed to cool the spent fuel rods at unit 4 is now gone. the japanese, they deny it.
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 2:00pm EDT
in japan isç "out o control." meantime, u.s. forces operating in that country are being moved even further away from the power plant for safety. a live report from tokyo straight ahead. plus police and protesters face off in pakistan just hours after reports that the u.s. paid more than $2 million for the release of a cia contractor accused of murder. new comments on the situation from the secretary of state. >>> and he reached out online to people he never met in person convincing them to kill themselves. now a judge says the minnesota man in this picture must go to jail. >> it's not fair. it's not fair. >>> a push to rally in michigan. protesters still at odds with the state's governor over the budget join forces at the state capital. the latest in the on going standoff between public union workers in this country and some republican lawmakers. >>> i'm tamron hall. "news nation" is following new details on the nuclear crisis in japan. the secretary-general of the international atomic energy association says he's headed to japan as soon as possible as workers at the fukushima plant strugg
FOX News
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
by the moment in japan as more radiation is spewing in the atmosphere from the damaged nuclear plant. david piper in the air base west of tokyo. good morning, david. >> martha: the nuclear crisis is a dangerous level now. the fukushima nuclear complex has had a number of a explosion and they are saying it is moving to a dangerous level and the international nuclear agency said that fire started in a storage plant that spent nuclear fuel. japanese officials told them the fire was out now because they reportedly had help from the u.s. military. radiation leveled have sored around the complex. japanese authorities told people to seal doors and winnows and stay in home and avoid going out at all. japanese prime minister said radiation is released from the three reactors from the nuclear plant and a high risk of more radiation coming out. reactors are over heat raising the risk. japan has imposed a no fly zone over the plant. high levels of radiation in tokyo and now reportedly dropping. but just outside of tokyo there are above the normal level by 10 times. back to you in the studio. >> martha:
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
about the creation of a new financial regulatory agency. nucleare on at japan's power plant. the head of the nuclear regulatory commission discussed the emergency there, which may have exposed workers to lethal doses of radiation. this is the second part of a hearing on the house energy subcommittee. it is an hour and a half. >> i will call the meeting back to in order. you were called away for a meeting. everybody has given their opening statements. i would recognize you for 5 minutes for your opening statement. >> thank you to you, mr. chairman, you and the other chairman of the subcommittees. and other members of the subcommittee. i am honored to appear before you on behalf of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. given the events unfolding overseas, my remarks will focus on the events in japan. i will be happy to answer questions on those matters. i would like to offer my condolences to all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in japan over the last few days. my heart goes out to those dealing with the aftermath of these disasters. i want to indulge the tireless efforts
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> japan's nuclear nightmare growing even more desperate this morning as a cloud of smoke forms above the crippled daiichi power station, a sign that the containment vessel may have been breached. we're following the latest minute-by-minute developments on this "american morning." >>> welcome, again, thanks for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now retu
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 3:00pm EDT
. >>shepard: i am shephard smith reporting from a frigid night from japan as the nuclear situation appeared earlier to be spinning out-of-control, and we are just getting word that the operator of the the tsunami crippled nuclear plant has almost complete add brand influence power line that could restore electricity to the complex and possibly solve the crisis. this as the head of the international atomic industry confirmed part of a meltdown if reactors one, two, and three of the crippled fukushima power plant calling the situation "very serious." and says he is headed to japan now to deal with the crisis in person. right now, it is difficult to get specifics about what exactly is happening inside the plant. we do know a fuel storage pond at one reactor is believed to be leaking radiation now. and there may be some damage to the containment vessel. crews are desperately trying to keep the fuel rods cool, to prevent them from burning through the concrete containers, and sending mass amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. japan's defense minister reports that shoppers had to ab
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2011 8:00am EDT
the nuclear reactors in japan. the japanese government saying spinach and milk taken from farms near the fukushima plant exceed safety limits for radiation. officials are quick to add the food poses no emergency risks. >>> ctrying to cool reactors hoping to reconnect four reactors sometime today to get the cooling systems back online. >>> new numbers this morning on the extent of the tragedy. at least 7,200 people are dead and nearly 11,000 remain missing. >>> let's head to tokyo now and nbc's robert bazell with the latest. good morning, robert. >> reporter: hello, alex. the japanese government just announced that it found radiation in a few samples of milk and spinach taken from tartarp farms, not right close by but the general northern area of the country. now, the government says these amounts are very small. to give you a comparison if you drank one glass of milk every day for a year, you would get the same amount of radiation as you would have you had a ct scan and if you ate one portion of spinach every day for a year, 1/5 at much. tlap sh that shows why efforts to keep the rea
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. americans at airports, train stations, many of them deciding they are going to leave japan. hundreds of thousands of people, especially in the hardest-hit areas, are facing food stored edges. maybe today's snowfall would help matters, but think again. radioactivity hangs in the air until rain or snow brings it to the ground into the soil, the water, the food supply. thailand, south korea and singapore have now begun checking foods imported from japan, checking for radioactivity. american helicopter crew members were given capacity iodide after flying humanitarian efforts over japan and regulation detectors on the level of contamination. this airline has checked its flights from japan. none has been found so far, but they are recruiting inbound flights away from tokyo anyway. china canceling some flights to tokyo. in evacuating its citizens from its areas of highest rate radiation. workers have had some good news. rescue's continuing today include one elderly man, a 70-year-old woman. both of them trapped for more than 90 hours in the rubble. the ripple effects continue to be felt. ja
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, this comes after another long day as authorities in japan were using unconventional means that i was just telling you about in their desperate race to cool down the rea reactors and it keeps the crisis in fukushima from spiraling out of control. helicopters with water and trucks with watt thor cannons were sent in to spray the reactor but none of that worked until we got the power reconnected. they couldn't even get within 50 yards of the plant with the water cannons. the head sounded the alarm that water at reactor number four had dried up and that's why we were so concerned. also today efforts were zeroed in on reactor number three and it keeps switching around as to which is the worst every day. this video was released by the tokyo electric power company showing a flyover the crippled fukushima plant. now you can see there is some major structural damage, to say the least. so maybe that's part of the reason they were in such bad shape. now authorities are just trying to keep control of the situation while they work to restore the power to the reactors. that's what they've been trying t
FOX News
Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
for joining us on friday morning. japan now classifies the incident in the fukushima power plant as a level 5. it could have have consequences and cause deaths. this as the death tollrises to 6500 confirmed dead and more than 10,000 people missing. smoke seen rising from unit two. it could be from an explosion in the earlier part of the week. workers are trying to restore power so they can cool the reactors and they are doing that today. radiation from the plant is expected to hit the west coast of the united states with lemps that are expected to be minimal. gm is suspending operations in the plant in indiana because of shortage of car parts coming from japan. >> brian: so much coming, the yap jap asked the u.s. for help in getting the nuclear power plant under control as designed by general electric. david piper has the latest on that part of the story, david? >>reporter: yes, good morning. there is a massive military effort to help the japanese people. over50,000 members of the military are involved in this operationn. in the kyoto air base where i am standing now. supplis and help pushing
CBS
Mar 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
the devastating earthquake, we are learning more about the human toll of the disaster in japan. our correspondents on the ground will be reporting the latest on the aftermath all through the morning, including bill whitaker who has been traveling through the worst of the stricken areas along with lucy craft and ben tracy in tokyo. >> reporter: the scale of the destruction and human misery is almost too much to comprehend. one of the most modern and technologically advance society on earth thrown back virtually to the stone age by the most powerful and unpredictable of natural forces. ahead this sunday morning we take a measure of the disaster in japan. >> osgood: then it's on to a new technology, a hand held technology with almost unlimited potential. in any sort of communication or information path you want, the chances are there's an app for that as daniel sieberg will be showing us. >> reporter: more than 11 billion apps were downloaded in 2010 and apps do seem to be everywhere these days, but app- planet? from navigating in your car to mapping the human body to exploring the stars, it seems th
CNN
Mar 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
concern over japan's nuclear disaster with nuclear analyst joseph sorincioni and the impact on this with economist alice rivlin and douglas holtz aiken. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." coalition air strikes pounding away at gadhafi's military power and anti-government insurgents have retaken a second city. brega. there is optimistic talk of moving all the way into gadhafi's stronghold of tripoli. the rebels are back on offense. we're on the homefront of the political arena, president obama plays defense. >> the role of american forces has been limited. we are not putting any ground forces into libya. our military is providing unique capabilities at the beginning. but this is now a broad international effort. >> among those looking for explanation and a little clarity, carl levin of michigan. democratic chair of the armed services committee which holds hearings on libya this week. he joins me now. are you -- you have talked to the president frequently in your position as head of the senate arms services committee. are you fully onboard with this mission? >
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
libya coverage just ahead. first, new setbacks at the crippled nuclear reactor in japan. despite efforts to spray water on the crippled reactors, smoke is now spewing from two of them. world health officials say radiation in the food supply is much more serious than first thought. ♪ professional driver on a closed course. ♪ do not attempt at home. always wear your seat belt. ♪ and please drive responsibly. [ male announcer ] it's the most fun you can legally have. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers on the c-class. >>> now to crisis in japan, the death toll in japan has risen to more than 8,600 and more than 13,000 are missing. >> new troubles at the crippled fukushima plant. smoke could be billowing from number two and number three reactors. >> the u.s. government is making potasium iodine pills available to u.s. military families in japan. the pills block harmful effects of radiation on the thyroid. >>> the japanese government banned the sale of milk and spinach products because of high levels of radiation. the world health organization says the food s
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 11:30am EDT
grief for being in brazil while all heck breaking out in japan and lib yampt the president said it is about bringing jobs . others say he should be looking at jobs energy policies are doing to hurt jobs in the u.s.. the former ceo of shell oil explains. john? >> number one there is a huge energy build up in brazil because the brazilian government working with industry had a cooperative relationship in expanding the whole search and exploration of oil as well as down stream liquid fuels. quite the contrast in this country. the government works as adversary of the energy companies as we see in the gulf of mexico . the president goes to brazil to promote jobs in the united states and he's denying jobs in the u.s. by shuth down the gulf of mexico and not enabling the industry to do what it does best is misplaced activity. >> neil: as aggressive as brazil is digging for oil. it is also aggressive energy alternatives and ethanol . that his real interest here? >> you know, this is a 30 year effort in brazil. it went through administration after administration through various and sundry
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
: "fox and friends" starts right now. >> martha: the last on the story out of japan. workers in the failed nuclear physicists riactor site are getting set to go back to work. one report said the workers niver left that site and then reports that they evacuated 50 corgous people who were staying there to try to cool the nuclear physicists reactors . we have had conflicting reports. >> brian: four of those men are missing. they were working on one of the reactors. we'll follow up on that. >> martha: unbelievable story . new pictures show at least two of the plant's reactors are completely destroyed . we have seen the araeil shots . trying to figure out what to do next to prevent a complete meltdown there. >> brian: when tempco was fulling -- pulling out the prime minister demanded what was going on and demanded they go back. >> steve: we'll go to ykoto air force base. david piper is standing by. >>reporter: the new crisis piraling oust control. in a desperate move japanese military helicopter was sent up with a huge bucket of water to dump it on the fukushima plant. they had to
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. gather tuchman, japan. >> thanks for the being with us this afternoon. news room continues right now with ali velshi. >> have a great afternoon. i'll pick up exactly where you left off. bring on the water and hook up the power. those are the two main strategies for bringing down the heat and, therefore, the danger at the nuclear plant that incredibly has overshadowed the natural disasters in japan. witness an act right here of sheer desperation. japanese helicopters trying to douse a super hot reactor building. reactor number three at fukushima daiichi. they dropped 7.5 tons of sea water in each of four runs over 40 minutes and appeared to have accomplished little other than to expose the crews to radiation. later, fire trucks tried to hose the building down and that's supposed to continue through the night. at the same time, the work is under way to restore electricity that was knocked out by the tsunami, electricity that runs the pumps that keeps the reactor water circulating and the fuel rods at stable temperatures. that's the whole goal of this mission. i want you to see what tho
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may include air strikes on tanks and artillery and at the same time u.s. officials cautioned the united states and allies intend to limit their involvement, allowing for no troops on the ground. the libyan story, japan story, and the budget situation at home. the continuing resolution that punts the decisions on the budget until the beginning of april. they left town this friday morning. we would like to hear which of these stories are most important to you this friday morning. let's begin with a call from san antonio, texas. rob
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
fortunate. >> i can say when you look at the stuff about japan, we got a lot to feel thankful about. >> there is a possibility the storm could have remaining clean up, but for now, it's set to open on monday. >> and there is a deadly pile up closing both sides of interstate 80 tonight. >> there is 30 cars involved. >> and there is good news is that there one lane open, it's now closed again. and there is another pile up, not a pile up, but another round of traffic just waiting there. if you can take a look, is that highs didn't take. and and they said and as you can see that is far from cleaned up. then, it's a classic example of a chain reaction. there ais a overturned truck that lost control, closing both lanes. from there, the rest was just collision after collision. drivers untibl see through near-blizzard conditions and just slamming into each other. one man was killed, outside of his car when another car lost dronl then hit him. that is the only fatality. and there is a hydrogen tanker, they assume they're going to have this cleaned up for go, three hours and there is a bigges
FOX News
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
outside of japan. fears over a nuclear meltdown continue to grow. crews are racing to stop the meltdown. some say it may be too late. we turn to david piper who is in the ykoto air base west of tokyo. hey, david. >>reporter: yes, desperate measures now are being taking place in the overheating reactor in the fukushima plant 120 miles northeast of here. they are using helicopters to dump huge buckets full of water on the cooling pond of the reactor. pots of two other reactors are boiling at this time. the chairman warned there is no water left in the spent fuel of plant number four resulting in what is extremely high radiation levels. the japanese government nevertheless have no plan to expand the 12 mile exclusion zone. the u.s. ambassador to japan said the situation is deteriorating and warned citizens to leave the area or remain indoors. the state department said the u.s. government has chartered aircraft to help americans leave japan. we are also understand that any american citizen that has no money they can get a flight out from hanita airport and that allows them to get out of the
KRON
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
japan now stands at 3300 people from friday's earthquake in tsunami. officials say they do expect the numbers to go much higher. searchers found to survivors today including a 70 year-old woman whose home was torn off its foundation. as samantha hayes reports, a third explosion at a nuclear power plant continues to raise fears of radiation exposure. >>reporter: a dramatic rescue tuesday in a city where rescuers pulled a man from a collapsed building. 96 hours after the earthquake hit. american workers look for others who may have survived. however, many more victims have been found dead. the death toll from thursday's 9.0 earthquake in tsunami has risen to more than 3300. fears of a nuclear crisis to continue after a fire tuesday burned the fuel rods containing radioactive material inside the fourth reactor at the nuclear plant located in one of the hardest-hit areas. more than two to thousand people within a 20 km radius at evacuated. those within 30 km have been warned not to go outdoors. just 50 workers remain at the plant to carry out crucial clearing work. some nuclear expert
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. >>> you're watching cbs5 news in high-definition. >>> it has been exactly one week since japan was hit with a massive quake. how close crews say they are to ending the potential nuclear crisis. >>> a surfing super star killed on the waves. the message his family left for him. >>> sent to work nearly seven years ago the first of its kind spacecraft orbiting mercury and what we could learn from the first spacecraft to ever orbit mercury. >> good evening i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. smoke is being seen tonight rising from a building housing a damaged nuclear reactor in japan. and it begs the question is anything working to cool it down and prevent a disaster? >> now, that uncertainty has people confused and racing to get out of the country. charlie d'agata reports crews are won step away from ending the crisis. >> reporter: a steady stream of electricity could be the next best hope for cooling down reacors at the fukushima nuclear plant. japanese officials say the power line to one of the reactors is ready. >> if the cooling systems in the reactors and fuel ponds are basically sound
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
potential setback as japan struggles to contain its nuclear reactor crisis. >>> and fallen star, fans mourn of sudden death of germany's most beloved zoo animal. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight afed, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with targeting libya. american and european militaries spent the weekend launching intense strikes on libya. in a mission aimed at halting moammar gadhafi's brutal attacks on anti-government rebels. although the american officials say u.s. is not trying to kill gadhafi, operation odyssey dawn appears to have hit close to home for the libyan leader. nbc news learned that english forces conductsed a strike on his compound. it's not known where gadhafi was at the time. but aordering to "the new york times," journalists bussed to the site didn't report casualties. >>> and u.s. defense secretary robert gates intends to hand over leadership of the coalition in a matter of days. for more on the operation, we go to nbc's brian moore. >> reporter: with a second day of fighter jet attacks and missile
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